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Outreach Is Key To Ending Homelessness In Los Angeles. Here's How It Happens

Outreach worker Eric Montoya (right) and Dr. Absalon Galat (left) approach a makeshift shelter in the Sepulveda Dam basin, in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley
Outreach worker Eric Montoya (right) and Dr. Absalon Galat (left) approach a makeshift shelter in the Sepulveda Dam basin, in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley

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Every day, hundreds of people in Los Angeles County work homeless outreach — building relationships with homeless residents, and working with them individually to enroll in programs and services already available for help. It’s a major part of LA’s anti-homelessness efforts, but they can’t end homelessness on their own, as KPCC’s housing reporter Matt Tinoco reports.